In this step by step tutorial we will show how to jailbreak iOS 14.2 on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using checkra1n tool. iPadOS 14.2 is also supported.
The newest version of checkra1n now supports iOS 14.1 and iOS 14.2 on all devices having A11 chip or lower. This means you can now use checkra1n to jailbreak iOS 14.2 on iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7 or older.
While the tool can jailbreak iOS 14.2 on A11 devices that includes iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, please note that for these devices you have to enable the Skip BPR Check option, which would disable passcode security feature on your device. This may be a deal breaker for users who care about security and privacy. For this reason we do not recommend jailbreaking iOS 14.1 and iOS 14.2 on these devices.
On other iOS devices you do not have to worry about losing passcode feature as checkra1n works on these devices without any compromises.
You can use checkra1n to jailbreak iOS 14.1 and iOS 14.2 on following devices:
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 6
- iPad Pro 2nd generation (12.9-inch and 10.5-inch model)
- iPad Pro first generation (12.9-inch)
- iPad 7th generation
- iPad 6th generation
- iPad 5th generation
- iPad mini 4
- iPod touch 7th generation
Note: Before you begin do keep in mind that checkra1n is semi-tethered jailbreak. This means you will need to connect your iPhone or iPad to computer and re-jailbreak it using checkra1n after every reboot.
How to jailbreak iOS 14.1 or iOS 14.2 using checkra1n
You can use the following guide to jailbreak iOS 14.1 or iOS 14.2 on iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s and other devices.
Step 1: Download the checkra1n v0.12.0 or later here.
Step 2: Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer using a USB-A Cable. USB-C cables might not work.
Step 3: Launch the checkra1n.dmg file you have downloaded, then drag and drop the checkra1n app to your Mac’s Applications folder.
Step 4: Open Launchpad or Applications folder and launch checkra1n utility.
Step 5: After checkra1n has detected your device and firmware version click on the ‘Start’ button.
Step 6: Put your iOS device in a DFU mode by following the on-screen instructions.
Step 7: After you have successfully placed iPhone or iPad in DFU mode checkra1n should start the jailbreaking process. Your device might reboot a few times during this process.
Step 8: Once checkra1n is done jailbreaking iOS 14 you will get the ‘All Done’ message. Simply click on the Done button to proceed.
Step 9: Now unlock your iOS device and tap on the checkra1n icon that has appeared on the home screen.
Step 10: Tap on Cydia and then on Install Cydia. Let checkra1n app install Cydia on your device.
After checkra1n is done installing Cydia you should see the Cydia icon on the home screen. At this point you can start downloading your favorite iOS 14 compatible tweaks and apps or install any of the Cydia alternatives.
This is how you can jailbreak iOS 14.2 on any iPhone that is supported by the checkra1n tool. If you have any questions about the jailbreak process, then feel free to let us know in the comments.